Breeders' Cup Aim For Laws Of Indices

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Laws Of Indices | Photo courtesy Goffs

The GI Breeders' Cup Mile at Del Mar on Nov. 6 is on the long-term radar for Laws Of Indices (Ire) (Power {GB}), who earned a first Group 1 win in last weekend's G1 Prix Jean Prat at Deauville. Trainer Ken Condon, however, has his sights set first on a return trip to Deauville for the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest next month and the G1 Prix de la Foret on Oct 3 for the €8,000 Goffs Autumn yearling graduate.

“The Maurice de Gheest is on Aug. 8,” said Condon. “It's four weeks between both races. We'll see how he is in the next 10 days but that's where he could go next. Longer term, I'd say the Prix de la Foret on Arc weekend is the main target. I think seven furlongs is his optimum trip. If he does go to the Maurice de Gheest, I could see him having a little break and waiting for that race on Arc day. He'd have all the credentials you'd need to run in a Breeders' Cup Mile as well so that could also be the possibility but I'm sure the Foret is the prime target now.

“The owners are very brave. Their ambition has been rewarded. He's run in quite a few Group 1s and you don't do that unnecessarily and I think everything conspired on Sunday to give him his perfect set-up.”

Laws Of Indices broke his maiden in an Irish EBF Auction Maiden last June before winning the G2 Railway S., and Condon has also sung the praises of the auction series programme.

“It's extraordinary,” he said. “It shows you the strength in depth in Irish racing. There was an Irish EBF auction race run in Roscommon on a Monday evening two years ago now. The winner was Helvic Dream and four and a half lengths behind in second was Champers Elysees. So if you wanted any further proof of what we were talking about, there's two Group 1 winners.

“It's a credit to the Irish EBF. The proof is in the eating. It allows relatively cheaply-bought horses to get a chance to win some very good prizemoney but as we see, the quality is top- class as well. Group 1 winners are there to be found in these races.”

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